5 Astros players make 2018 MLB All-Star Game roster

Five players from the Houston Astros made the roster for the 2018 MLB All-Star Game.

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is the first Astros player in franchise history to be the top vote-getter for the All-Star Game. Altuve will start for the American League at second base in the All-Star Game. Altuve is the second member of the Astros to start four games. Craig Biggio was the first.

Also making the All-Star team from the Houston Astros are George Springer for the second consecutive year, Alex Bregman for the first time in his brief career, Gerrit Cole for the second time in his career, and Justin Verlander for the seventh time in his career. Verlander will not pitch because he starts the Sunday before.

The All-Star Game will be played on July 17 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.

Tuesday, July 17
At Nationals Park, Washington

( p-player ballot elected; m-choice of MLB; s-Sunday starter, inactive)


Manager - A.J. Hinch, Houston


Catcher - Wilson Ramos, Tampa Bay (2)

First Base - Jose Abreu, Chicago (2)

Second Base - Jose Altuve, Houston (6)

Third Base - Jose Ramirez, Cleveland (2)

Shortstop - Manny Machado, Baltimore (4)

Outfield - Mookie Betts, Red Sox (3); Mike Trout, Los Angeles (7); Aaron Judge, New York (2)

Designated Hitter - J.D. Martinez, Boston (2)


RHPs - m-Trevor Bauer, Cleveland (1); m-Jose Berrios, Minnesota (1); p-Gerrit Cole, Houston (2); p-Edwin Diaz, Seattle (1); m-Joe Jimenez, Detroit (1); p-Craig Kimbrel, Boston (7); p-Corey Kluber, Cleveland (3); p-Luis Severino, New York (2); m-Blake Treinen, Oakland (1); s-Justin Verlander, Houston (7).

LHPs - p-Aroldis Chapman, New York (5); m-J.A. Happ, Toronto (1); LHP: p-Chris Sale, Boston (7).


Catcher - p-Salvador Perez, Kansas City (6)

First Base - p-Mitch Moreland, Boston (1)

Second Base - p-Gleyber Torres, New York (1)

Third Base - p-Alex Bregman, Houston (1)

Shortstop - p-Francisco Lindor, Cleveland (3)

Outfield - p-Michael Brantley, Cleveland (3); p-Shin-Soo Choo, Texas (1); p-Mitch Haniger, Seattle (1); p-George Springer, Houston (2)

Designated Hitter - p-Nelson Cruz, Seattle (6)

All-Star Final Vote

Outfield - Andrew Benintendi, Boston; Eddie Rosario, Minnesota; Giancarlo Stanton, New York

Shortstop - Jean Segura, Seattle; Andrelton Simmons, Los Angeles



Manager - Dave Roberts, L.A. Dodgers


Catcher - Willson Contreras, Chicago (1)

First Base - Freddie Freeman, Atlanta (3)

Second Base - Javier Baez, Chicago (1)

Third Base - Nolan Arenado, Colorado (4)

Shortstop - Brandon Crawford, San Francisco (2)

Outfield - Nick Markakis, Atlanta (1); Matt Kemp, Los Angeles (3); Bryce Harper, Washington (6)


RHPs - p-Jacob deGrom, New York (2); p-Mike Foltynewicz, Atlanta (1); m-Kenley Jansen, Los Angeles (3); m-Miles Mikolas, St. Louis (1); p-Aaron Nola, Philadelphia (1); p-Max Scherzer, Washington (6)

LHPs - m-Patrick Corbin, Arizona (2); p-Sean Doolittle, Washington (2); p-Josh Hader, Milwaukee (1); p-Brad Hand, San Diego (2); p-Jon Lester, Chicago (5); m-Felipe Vazquez, Pittsburgh (1)


Catchers - p-Buster Posey, Giants (6); m-J.T. Realmuto, Miami (1)

First Base - m-Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona (6); p-Joey Votto, Cincinnati (6)

Second Base - p-Ozzie Albies, Atlanta (1); m-Scooter Gennett, Cincinnati (1)

Third Base - p-Eugenio Suarez, Cincinnati (1)

Shortstop - p-Trevor Story, Colorado (1)

Outfield - p-Charlie Blackmon, Colorado (3); p-Lorenzo Cain, Milwaukee (2); p-Christian Yelich, Milwaukee (1)

All-Star Final Vote

First Base - Jesus Aguilar, Milwaukee; Brandon Belt, San Francisco

Infielder - Matt Carpenter, St. Louis

Infielder-Outfielder - Max Muncy, Los Angeles

Shortstop - Trea Turner, Washington


The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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